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Fresh herbs, bacon, and a trio of flavorful cheeses - cream cheese, brie, and cheddar - adds sophisticated flavors to traditional macaroni and cheese.

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Credit: James Baigrie; Randy Mon

Recipe Summary

30 mins
Serves 4


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to broil. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain.

  • Meanwhile, fry bacon until crisp, about 5 minutes, then drain on paper towels, reserving 1 tbsp. grease. Set bacon aside.

  • In the warm pasta pot, mix reserved grease, 2 tbsp. butter, the herbs, onions, garlic, and soft cheeses. Mix in warm pasta and bacon. Spoon into 4 ramekins (1 1/2-cup size); sprinkle with cheddar cheese.

  • In a small bowl, combine remaining 1 tbsp. butter and the bread crumbs, stirring to combine. Sprinkle evenly over cheese.

  • Broil ramekins until golden and bubbling, about 3 minutes.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

811 calories; calories from fat 48%; protein 29g; fat 43g; saturated fat 25g; carbohydrates 76g; fiber 3g; sodium 746mg; cholesterol 119mg.